Thursday, August 19, 2010

In Her Witness

Not feeling sorry for herself
but hugging the bear closer
something about her serenity
the way she is carrying herself
A witness in her manner
believing in God’s goodness
in the certainty of her walk
sharing herself openly
submitting to the process
this is part of her life
Watching too her speaking,
her every move announcing
whose she is and why she is starting
down this new path on her journey

August 19, 2010
Ruth’s post on her blog,
“A Lesson from Shyanne”
and the poem below
(written independent of each other)
A Wrinkle in the Road

The words sinking in
“Shyanne has diabetes”
something unwelcome
ringing in my ear
a change forever
of our lives, our family
controlling carbs
and facing needles

So many voices
lifting prayers for her
love pouring out
pouring over us
many voices
in distant places even
wrapping her, wrapping us
in God’s eternal love

August 19, 2010

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